Our Seminaries

The two RCA seminaries, New Brunswick Theological Seminary in New Brunswick, New Jersey, and Western Theological Seminary in Holland, Michigan, have long, distinguished histories. As the oldest Protestant seminary in North America, New Brunswick traces its roots to 1784. Western was established in 1866.

New Brunswick Theological Seminary

  • Three degree programs
    • Master of Divinity
    • Master of Arts in Theological Studies
    • Doctor of Ministry in Metro-Urban Ministry
  • Multilingual, multiethnic community
  • Strong urban ministry focus
  • More than twenty communions represented
  • Center for Reformed Church Studies

Western Theological Seminary

  • Four degree programs:
    • Master of Divinity
    • Master of Divinity--Master of Social Work dual track
    • Master of Theology
    • Mastor of Arts
    • Doctor of Ministry
  • Two certificate programs:
    • Certificate in Disability and Ministry
    • Certificate in Urban Pastoral ministry

Priority on building community

  • Classic emphasis on being Reformed, evangelical, and ecumenical
  • Distance learning option for Master of Divinity and Master of Arts
  • Journey Center for Learning offers continuing education, Ridder Church Renewal, and the Bast Preaching Initiatives